Fb and Twitter each flagged President Trump’s posts evaluating coronavirus to the flu—the previous eliminated it; the latter added a label—posted days after he was hospitalized for coronavirus and mentioned he had “realized so much” concerning the virus.
Trump wrote the U.S. doesn’t shut down due to the flu, saying “we’ve realized to stay with it, similar to we’re studying to stay with Covid,” and claimed in some populations the flu is “far much less deadly.”
Trump falsely claimed the flu “typically” kills greater than 100,000 folks yearly.
The flu usually kills far fewer Individuals every year, together with 22,000 U.S. deaths within the 2019-2020 flu season, 34,200 deaths in 2018-2019 and 61,000 deaths in 2017-2018, in response to Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention knowledge.
Twitter added a label noting the tweet violated its guidelines about spreading “deceptive and probably dangerous” details about Covid-19, although it’s nonetheless publicly obtainable.
Fb eliminated Trump’s submit for spreading misinformation about Covid-19.
Trump has continuously downplayed Covid-19 by evaluating it to the flu, whilst he privately instructed journalist Bob Woodward that Covid-19 was “extra lethal than even your strenuous flu.”